"By The Window" Giclee Print by Jim Gray
The old pie safe stands by the window that looks out to the river in front of Jim and Fran's home. This sunny spot captured Jim's imagination when he passed one day to see the brilliant red poppies with the light passing through and making them almost glow. The bronze Chinese vase, that had belonged to their traveling buddy Jerri Gore, brings back special memories. The hand carved Cherokee flute, that Jim had placed there the night before, simply added to the interest of both the light and shadows.
This painting encompasses many dimensions and aspects of life. Obviously, there is art in the painting itself; but furthermore, there is music and literature. And perhaps it is actually time itself that is touched on with the greatest number of facets. The clock is the most direct reference to time, while the age and timeless quality of the antique hutch stand in quiet contrast to temporary nature of the flowers. Sound and silence, light and darkness, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. All these things to consider in a simple scene that is "By the Window." .